James Harvey Brown Oral History Interviews

March 2, 1983; March 14, 1983; April 18, 1983; May 17, 1983; September 14, 1983; November 9, 1983
Oral History #OH0076
Brown, James Harvey; Lennon, Donald R.
Physical description
0.065 Cubic Feet, 13 audiocassettes, 18 hours, 320 pages
Preferred Citation
James Harvey Brown Oral History Interview (#OH0076), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
ECU Manuscript Collection
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Biographical/historical information

Capt. Brown, a native of South Dakota, graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1935. Between 1935 and 1938 he served in the U.S.S. ASTORIA and the destroyer REUBEN JAMES. In 1938 he was appointed to the Asiatic Squadron, where he was aboard the AUGUSTA until 1940. Brown was on the SHAW when it was sunk at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 and subsequently served on destroyer duty in the Aleutians, where his ship, the ABNER READ, was struck by a mine.

Scope and arrangement

Interviews detail Capt. Brown's background and education in South Dakota, his training at the naval academy, and his career as a naval officer.

Administrative information
Source of acquisition

Gift of James Harvey Brown

Processing information

Encoded by Apex Data Services

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

General note


Key terms
Personal Names
Brown, James Harvey, 1912-
Corporate Names
United States Naval Academy--Faculty
United States Naval Academy--Students
United States. Navy--Officers
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack on, 1941
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Pacific Area
Guantánamo Bay Naval Base (Cuba)